A middle school mathematics teacher and coach from The Champion School in Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, was arrested after allegations were made that he let students have sex in a storage in the classroom.
Quinton Wright, a 25-year-old math teacher was taken into police custody on Tuesday, the 19th of May 2015, after a student’s mother accused him of allowing her son to use a closet in the classroom for sexual intercourse. The mother’s name has remained anonymous, as she did not wish to have her identity revealed, probably in order to protect her son. She said that she had discovered an exchange of texts between Quinton Wright and her 14-year-old son on Thursday, May 14th. According to those messages, the teacher was informing the student that he could use the storage room to have sex with a girl from 7:30 to 8:30 as long as he did not tell anyone about it. She read those texts to Tom Reagan from Channel 2, to whom she spoke in detail about the incident on Monday. “I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages,” she said, still shocked by the events. She also said that Wright had sent her son information regarding the other teachers’ schedules, as well as another text in which he told him he did not have condoms. The mother also said that the teacher’s behavior rose some suspicions before she discovered the texts, especially when Wright called her and asked to come over and take pictures with her sons before their eight-grade prom.
She immediately contacted both the school’s headmaster and the police. Soon after that, an arrest warrant was issued on his name.
“It’s very sickening and disheartening, because we trust administrators and educators when we drop our kids off at school,” she added. While having to deal with the whole situation, the mother decided to withdraw her teenage son from school on Friday and file a complaint.
The DeKalb County immediately took action and sanctioned Quinton Wright by removing him from the school. A spokesperson from the DeKalb County Schools said the District Attorney’s Office is collaborating with them in the investigation.
Wright was charged with four offenses that involve contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to press releases.
It is not yet clear if Wright has a lawyer or not.
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